[JPL] USB Turntable
eflash17 at comcast.net
eflash17 at comcast.net
Sun Sep 28 14:06:37 EDT 2008
I have considered that route, but the stereo and computer are quite far from one another and I'm not big on moving the turntable (it's a pretty nice Denon model) everytime I wanna rip (or whatever you call vinyl to digital) a record.
I am in the market for a laptop so that would definitly make it easier to use the existing turntable.
On a completely diffferent note - and one that has nothing to do with Jazz - do you like Linux? Do you have a laptop? Do you think Linux is on par with Apple's operating system?
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> eflash17 at comcast.net wrote:
> > I know this has come up before, but I am seriously thinking about getting a
> USB turntable to move some of my vinyl to the computer for back-up and iPod
> > If you have one, do you like it? How is the sound quality? Is there special
> software I should get above and beyond what comes with the turntable?
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> I have a Numark USB turntable. I'm satisfied with it.
> Why do you want a USB turntable? I bought a USB turntable when my other
> turntable died. Most turntables come with phono jacks. On a PC you can
> plug the phono jacks into the Line In of your computer's sound card. You
> might need to buy a stereo 'Y" cord from Radio Shack because your
> turntable will have a right and left output. You simply plug the phono
> jacks into a "Y" with a male mini plug and then plug the mini plug into
> your computer's soundcard. You may need a pre-amp. You have to use one
> with some turntables.
> I can't say much about software since I use Linux and my guess is that
> you don't use Linux. My turntable came with some software named Audacity
> which I already used. When I used Windows, I had CD burning software. It
> was a popular package but I don't remember the name. It came with
> software to use to copy your lps to CD. If you have CD burning software,
> check to see if it also will work with converting your lps to CD.
> The USB turntables are useful but if you have a working turntable
> already, you might not want to spend the money.
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